Successful Tea Plantation Program Held at IMMP, Kakani
September 8, 2023

In a meaningful and environmentally conscious effort, a tea planting program took place today at Kakani's International Mountaineers Memorial Park, graced by the presence of Honorable Minister for Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation Sudan Kirati, and Honorable Member of Parliament Hit Bahadur Tamang.

The event, a collaborative effort between the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA)  and the Kakani Rural Municipality, witnessed the participation of various stakeholders, all coming together for a shared cause. At the event, notable individuals including Mr. Dhan Bahadur Gurung, Secretary of NMA, Mr. Rajendra Lama, Central Secretariat member, Mr. Diwas Pokhrel, Convener of the International Mountaineers Memorial Park (IMMP) Committee and Central Executive Board Member accompanied by Program Officer Ms.  Laxmi Gurung and Office Assistant Mr. Satya Narayan Raya were present.

A total of 5,000 plants were cultivated with the active involvement and participation of locals, the Armed Police Force, ward leaders and members too.

Following the successful completion of the tea planting program, Honorable Minister Kirati expressed his profound appreciation for Kakani's natural grandeur. He recognized the significant potential of the region as an emerging tourism destination, while also acknowledging ongoing development endeavors and the existing challenges that must be addressed. Honorable Minister Kirati extended his heartfelt gratitude to the organizing team for their remarkable initiative in revitalizing land that had remained barren for nearly four decades through extensive tree planting.

In his address, he emphasized the importance of nature, people, and technology. He stressed that these three elements constitute the most potent forces, which must be thoughtfully and responsibly harnessed. Nature, he expressed, is the very foundation of life on Earth, and it is humanity's sole duty to safeguard and nurture it through the diligent application of suitable technologies.

The tea plantation program in Kakani represents a commendable step toward environmental conservation and sustainable tourism development.